Sunday, December 09, 2012

Not long now

Wow over the last few days there has been some tragic news.

The death of the "Celtic tiger"has brought tragedy to many peoples lives.
People in negative equity,
People loosing their jobs and businesses.
Most taxi drivers are feeling the pinch also and with no relief in sight any time soon.

The funeral took place of Hugh O'Regan
He was once a partner in the Thomas Read  Group which controlled the best pubs, restaurants and hotels in Dublin.Pravda,The Bailey,Searsons, The Budda bar Blanchardstown, The 40ft in DunLaoighre, Plus the bars at Dublin airport. Then there was the Morrison hotel
At the height he employed 900 people. They were the dearest pubs and he was the first to say that the minimum wage was too high, he wanted to pay less money.
Though he sold many of his pubs he finished owing €800 million to Anglo Irish bank and €172 Million to the Irish Nationwide
Everything came crashing to the ground, he was a young man, only 49

When you fly high sometimes your fall can be very hard.

He had a nervous breakdown and was in hospital, he wandered out one day and his body was found near to a busy road, it is said he had died from natural causes..
It is so tragic with a young family 4 sons and a wife left behind to cope with the future alone.

If you have problems with depression, go to your doctor, talk to your bank manager and try to get your finances back on track.
Money And Budgeting Services are great.(MABS)

Talk to the professionals.

You are not alone.


This week I had 2 victories.

I stopped a pedophile ! (at least I hope so)

I had a customer going to the doctor and I said I would turn off the meter and wait for her.
I let back the seat and listned to the radio.
On the end of the road thare was a man around 50 talking to a 7/8 year old girl.

So I just observed and after a while by observing body language I noted that he was not her dad.

When you or I meet a small girl we would not engage her in conversation for longer than one minute.
Just before my passinger returned he went back into his house and came back with sweets. At that point I  noticed a man passing by. I stopped him. and asked if he was local, he said he was.

"What is the relationship between that man and that child?"
He knew what I was implying and told me that parents turn out their kids and leave them unsupervised all day in this area and it was none of his business.

I thought about it all night. If I aproach the mother of the child I might start a panic over nothing.
On the other hand, if I did nothing I would suffer as I had not done the correct and moral thing.

So I phoned a friend

He is a retired Garda.  Problem sorted "Community leason officer"
A discreet observation will be taking place.

The other victory was in the Chinese woman being trafficked.

I finally through a press reporter have managed to get the powers that be to act on my information.

2 Big victories I think.

I think it was on Thursday in rush hour traffic everything came to a full stop.
There was no warnings but the traffic heading towards St.Stephens green was diverted away.

What in fact had happened was that there was a row and one guy either was punched or was running away when he fell under the back wheels of the bus on the corner of Dawson St and Nassau St.
The wheel of the bus and the edge of the footpath acted like a scissors and the mans heat flew on to the middle of the footpath.
As you can imagine with hundreds of people milling around it was a scene of absolute horror.

A man has been arrested and charged.


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